Nether Farleigh

Our steam era 'OO' layout.


The track plan and a great deal of inspiration for Nether Farleigh is drawn from West Pennard on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.

A number of Hampton Court MRS members were looking to build a new layout that allowed them to run their steam-era stock, and searched numerous books for inspiration, finally settling on the S&D to allow a variety of different loco's to be used. Whilst there is a similarity to West Penard, it was felt that the operational potential was a bit limited, so a coal mine one of several in the Somerset coalfield was added at ne end, and a modest oil reception facility added at the other. Originally an end-to-end layout, extra boards have been built to allow continuous running if required.